In recent years QCOSS has broadened its advocacy in the area of essential services to now include work with water utilities, government and the community sector, to ensure that the rights and concerns of low [...]
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On 23 June QCOSS and Centacare hosted a half-day workshop on multicultural inclusion in the Cairns region. The workshop was well attended and focused on important discussions regarding ‘unconscious bias’, and the importance of increasing uptake and quality of engagement with interpreters.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one.
QCOSS recognises that whilst this budget has committed to funding areas of great need, it also recognises the lack of an overarching strategy by the government to engage communities in the implementation of the work [...]
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to release this report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.
This report - Homelessness in the Cairns region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (October 2014) - explores homelessness in the region, reveals general characteristics of the sample group in comparison to Queensland data, and some of the differences in patterns of risk, in particular between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous participants.
Despite early childhood being the most formative years of a person's life, inequity in terms of structural barriers, a lack of consideration for diverse family structures and cultures as well as underfunding is affecting the ability for some children in Australia to participate in this crucial time of learning.
The 2015-16 State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government is listening to the community services sector, however it is essential the sector and the community is engaged and consulted to ensure the needs of [...]
QCOSS cost of living report – special edition: The cost of living and age pensioner households, issue 1 2013
This report calls for urgent action to address the significant costs associated with the provision of housing for Queenslanders who are dependent on the age pension for survival.
Queensland’s low-income earners experienced a recent reprieve in rising costs-of-living, but more pain in the hip pocket is on the way, according to a report released today. The Queensland Council of Social Service’s (QCOSS) fifth [...]